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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:07 PM

BREAKING NEWS: Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing

Source: CNN

(CNN) Ann Romney's plane made an emergency landing in Colorado on Friday, a spokeswoman from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign tweeted.

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/21/ann-romney-plane-makes-emergency-landing/

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Reply BREAKING NEWS: Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing (Original post)
bamacrat Sep 2012 OP
Occulus Sep 2012 #1
valerief Sep 2012 #27
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2012 #2
efhmc Sep 2012 #3
Octafish Sep 2012 #18
efhmc Sep 2012 #28
mimi85 Sep 2012 #40
efhmc Sep 2012 #58
Octafish Sep 2012 #44
RFKHumphreyObama Sep 2012 #55
Moonwalk Sep 2012 #4
left on green only Sep 2012 #21
KamaAina Sep 2012 #5
MidwestTransplant Sep 2012 #6
JRLeft Sep 2012 #7
Moonwalk Sep 2012 #8
L0oniX Sep 2012 #9
Sophiegirl Sep 2012 #37
tomm2thumbs Sep 2012 #10
leftylauren Sep 2012 #11
nolabear Sep 2012 #12
onethatcares Sep 2012 #13
XemaSab Sep 2012 #35
Roland99 Sep 2012 #14
Third Doctor Sep 2012 #15
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2012 #16
BeyondGeography Sep 2012 #17
truthisfreedom Sep 2012 #26
Speck Tater Sep 2012 #19
RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #20
polichick Sep 2012 #22
colsohlibgal Sep 2012 #23
nichomachus Sep 2012 #24
petronius Sep 2012 #33
nichomachus Sep 2012 #34
louis-t Sep 2012 #38
veganlush Sep 2012 #25
Cannikin Sep 2012 #29
JBoy Sep 2012 #30
cosmicone Sep 2012 #31
AAO Sep 2012 #32
cpwm17 Sep 2012 #36
Kablooie Sep 2012 #39
SouthLouisianaWoman Sep 2012 #41
Aerows Sep 2012 #42
Blue Owl Sep 2012 #43
fascisthunter Sep 2012 #45
SkatmanRoth Sep 2012 #46
WallaceRitchie Sep 2012 #47
Ash_F Sep 2012 #56
demwing Sep 2012 #57
fun n serious Sep 2012 #48
Chemisse Sep 2012 #49
Rosa Luxemburg Sep 2012 #50
Bombero1956 Sep 2012 #51
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JoeyT Sep 2012 #53
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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:09 PM

1. The horsebuckles on top came undone again

Damn loose horsebuckles...

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Response to Occulus (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:39 PM

27. Bwahahahaha!

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Did they leave the espresso maker on too long?

(Chances are it was a minor air conditioning system malfunction, which will often produce some smoke in the cabin. Normally they will do a precautionary landing to be safe.)

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

3. Glad they are all okay.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:24 PM

18. Me, too.

Plane crashes are no joke, no matter who's in them.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:40 PM

28. Exactly, lost 4 family members in a small plane crash.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:41 PM

40. My condolences

We've lost four to guns - self inflicted, but still....the hurt never really goes away. Take care.

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #40)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 10:47 PM

58. It has been a long time but it changed the lives of all the family left behind.

So, I have a hard time find anything amusing about this event.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:28 PM

44. I am so sorry, efhmc. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

I also have lost family members in a plane crash -- my cousin and his son. It happened 20 years now. It seems like yesterday.

I've also lost a good friend in a small plane. He was a Vietnam veteran fighter pilot -- a Thunderchief driver.

Every day, I miss them.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #28)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:28 AM

55. Sorry to hear that, my deepest sympathies, thoughts, prayers and condolences

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

4. The Plane needed some hay...

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:26 PM

21. Beautiful picture of Pegasus! Thank you.

Horses are such magnificent creatures.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. Now THAT is hard.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. Thank goodness everybody is ok

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:12 PM

7. I am glad she is OK, regardless of her politics. I wish her well, and will be happy when she returns

to one of her 50 homes.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:13 PM

8. Seamus fell off the roof again....

Hard to keep a dog carrier on top of a plane.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:13 PM

9. The aircrafts bathroom wasn't good enough for her to shit in.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:11 PM

37. DAMMIT

I kept trying wipe that gnat off my screen!!!!!!

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:14 PM

10. very scary


something like that needs to be investigated -- big time! I don't trust the GOP crazies who think God speaks to them and tells them what to do -- who knows what they are capable of, frankly.



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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:17 PM

11. She must have told them to "stop it" and they thought she meant the plane.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

12. Glad everyone's all right!

'Nuff said.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:19 PM

13. I'm glad she's ok too,

the last thing we need is a sympathy vote.

Let's keep it classy, OK?

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:01 PM

35. Classier than one of the hooves on Rafalca?

(I'm happy that she didn't die before she got to stand next to ol' Mitt and try not to look angry while he gave a concession speech. )

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:20 PM

14. Glad everyone's ok, too.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:22 PM

15. I'm glad everyone is fine.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:22 PM

16. Lots of things about the Romney's, as public figures, are joking matters. This really isn't

I'm glad she and everyone else on board are OK.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:24 PM

17. Electrical fire in the cabin

Scary stuff.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:33 PM

26. Shit! That would really suck to smell an electrical fire while you're waiting to do an emergency

landing. I'm glad it turned out ok.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:24 PM

19. Poor Ms. Romney. After all she's been through in this campaign.

 

It's just so hard. You can't imagine how hard it is. I hope she is O.K. and doesn't have a nervous breakdown or a meltdown on live T.V. That would be just terrible to melt down on live T.V. Let's all hope nothing like that ever happens. Goodness gracious. We all hope she can hold it together and stay on an even keel and not freak out and throw a hissy fit or something unfortunate like that.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:25 PM

20. Rumor has it, since the campaign is so broke

They made an emergency landing so that Willard could do a fund raiser for money for fuel for his plane.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:28 PM

22. Glad they're okay - maybe Mitt and Ann will use this as an out...

If they're smart they'll say that it's all just too stressful and they've come to see that their place is at home with their family.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:29 PM

23. Good News

I wish her good health, I just don't want her or her robot Hubby in the White House.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:31 PM

24. I've made an emergency landing

Rather I've been in a plane that made an emergency landing. It's stressful.

I don't wish her any evil -- just a long happy life in California on her dancing horse, and she can start Nov, 7 -- if all goes well.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:50 PM

33. Heck, I was in one that made an emergency *stop* (during takeoff)

That was more than enough stress for me!

+1 to your entire sentiment...

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Response to petronius (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:58 PM

34. That happened to me once too

We were very close to takeoff, when all of a sudden, you could hear all these alarms coming from the cockpit. They brought the plane to a screeching halt. It took four hours to replace the fuse that had blown or whatever.

As a side excitement, one guy demanded to be let back on the plane to retrieve his carry on, which he had left when we deplaned. They told him he couldn't because the power had been shut down and the plane was dark. He screamed and yelled and carried on like a two-year-old, threatening to sue the airline. Finally, they relented and said he could go on as long as he realized the danger. A few minutes later he came back out. He had fallen in the dark and broken his arm. He was screaming and yelling and carrying on like a two-year-old and was threatening to sue the airline for exposing him to such dangerous conditions.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #34)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:11 PM

38. Jeeez....

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:33 PM

25. as someone on the other site said

she picked the wrong place to burn the tax returns! I'm glad all are ok.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:41 PM

29. Is that a Canadian aircraft she's on?

Looks like a CRJ or similar.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:47 PM

31. Did the dog-crate on the top made the engines stall? n/t

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:50 PM

32. Who would want to see Mrs. Romney killed?

 

I suspect the large money people are getting into the mix, trying to bring sympathy to Mitt.

It just may have worked too. Maybe the tragedy would have made Mitt more human, and help him get elected. I'm sure a full investigation will take place with an eye toward sabotage.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:04 PM

36. On the cargo plane I worked while in the Air Force

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the only thing that I saw that caused smoke in the cockpit were burnt avionics cooling fans. It happened quite a few times that I saw. It was triple redundant (three fans on the plane), so there was little danger.

It was an all day job to replace the fan.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:27 PM

39. She had to powder her nose.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:43 PM

41. As someone who doesn't like to fly...

...and who does it only when necessary AND with doses of motion sickness medicine and some type of doctor-prescribed relaxant I can't even imagine seeing smoke in a plane I was traveling in.

Politically I have little if anything in common with the Romneys, and I want Romney defeated VERY badly. But there is no way I'd ever wish them ill.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:51 PM

42. Probably had a panic attack

after she realized how ridiculous she looked yesterday. And I'm by no means grave-dancing. I've flown from coast to coast, and had a grueling schedule at times while I got tired, or worn down.

Everyday people have to pull themselves together after they have a bad day or show their ass like Ann Romney did. She is no different than the rest of us that continue on because we have to. She might learn a few things if she does.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:57 PM

43. No worries, there's a Learjet waiting in the plane elevator

n/t

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:29 PM

45. drama....

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:33 PM

46. I home the Denver Airport Authority sends the Romney campaign a bill for the first responders

Make Romney pay for having those firemen paramedics storm the plane like that. It must have cost Denver a bundle to have that plane land there.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:41 PM

47. Glad her plane landed safely

A pair of Mitt's pants was found smoldering in a suitcase.

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Response to WallaceRitchie (Reply #47)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:36 AM

56. DUzy! /nt

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #56)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:38 AM

57. I second that DUzy! /nt

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:57 PM

48. Hope there is an investigation!

I don't trust Romney. Sympathy is what he needs to win this election. Yes!! I do think he is that evil.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:45 PM

49. That must have been terrifying for everyone on the plane.

I don't wish the horror of a near crash on anyone, even her.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:51 PM

50. It's not good to travel on small planes

better to fly on a major airline

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:12 PM

51. she was never in any danger

she had her magic underwear on.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:24 PM

52. She really is having an awful time, isn't she?

I am glad she is okay, and wish her well.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 12:53 AM

53. I'm glad she's ok.

I'll refrain from making jokes, not really out of respect for her or her husband, but rather to avoid hurting DUers that might have lost someone this way.

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 11:27 AM

54. Glad she's OK and safe

My great uncle and two other family friends died in separate plane crashes. Very sad for those left behind

Glad this all turned out OK

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Response to bamacrat (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 11:57 PM

59. Obviously, the dog on top of the plane pooped his carrier and they pulled over to hose it off.

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